Imagine a world where loss is only temporary, that you can be rebuilt from your digital footprint and 'returned' in android form to your loved ones, a world where no families have to be torn apart by grief, no one has to lose anyone ever again. Sounds rather tempting at first doesn't it. Many books … Continue reading Our Sister Again- Sophie Cameron featuring Q&A
Hackers, Hacker, Weird Science, Electric Dreams…. can Consciousness have a conscience? When I was invited to join the Every Line Of You readalong on Instagram I was so excited. I have a peculiar fondness for coding & AI stories I think perhaps dates back to my brother’s love of Pinocchio as a small boy with … Continue reading Every Line Of You by Naomi Gibson.
Alastair Chisholm’s debut Orion Lost is one of the books that really embodies the shift in children’s sci-fi to being more about exploring the inner world, reactions and behaviours of characters to danger and struggles in futuristic context, in his sophomore offering Adam- 2, Alastair has now incorporated the very concept of being human. Cover … Continue reading Adam-2 – Alastair Chisholm
I’ll be honest, this is a book I bought on name and cover alone- Wonderscape conjures such explosions of creative magic and Paddy Donnelly’s evocative cover illustration hunting at the worlds to conquer I was sold before I got to the blurb. However, it is an absolute genius of a concept, combining some of my … Continue reading Wonderscape- Jennifer Bell
Middle Grades takes on Thursday is a weekly feature originated by Mary at Book Craic to celebrate a love for Middle Grade Books. Each week a new Middle Grade Book is celebrated
She’s done it again. Kirsty Applebaum has once again taken a genre that had certain associations of content, style and readership and flipped the expectations on their head with heart and character-driven MUST READ story. The Middler reframed dystopia for Middle Grade now TrooFriend challenges wider thinking of Sci-Fi and shows how it can be … Continue reading TrooFriend- Kirsty Applebaum
I was lucky enough to read a proof of the original Boot last year that opened immediately reminiscent of THAT scene in Toy Story 3, you know the one where all the adults start to lose it and sob uncontrollably, Boot started as it means to go on, action with heart and questioning the value … Continue reading Boot 2: The Rusty Rescue Shane Hegarty & Ben Mantle